Indiana Mineral Rights

Indiana mineral rights reach back to the late 1870’s. The Trenton Field of Indiana was the first large oil-field discovered in 1876. From that point until the first decade of the twentieth century a major boom in oil and gas development occurred in east-central Indiana. Most oil and gas minerals now are produced in the southwestern part of the state known as the Illinois Basin. Oil and gas production peaked at 12 million barrels in the year 1956. Mineral rights owners within Indiana continue to enjoy modest but limited interest from oil and gas producers .

Major Oil and Gas Fields in Indiana

  • Belknap Field
  • Darmstadt Field
  • Evansville Field
  • Lima Peru Field
  • Rock Hill Field
  • St. James Field
  • Trenton Field

Oil and Gas Companies Active in Indiana

  • BP North America
  • Citgo
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Enbridge Energy
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Indiana Gas
  • Kinder Morgan

Indiana Mineral Rights Links

Indiana Oil and Gas Conservation Commission:

Additional Reading

  • Oil & Gas 101 – General information for mineral rights owners. Start here if you’re a newbie.